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Turtles Released on World Earth Day

Turtles Released on World Earth Day

Dubai, 22 April 2011: The Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project (DTRP) has successfully  rehabilitated and returned 100 critically endangered Hawksbill Turtles back to their natural habitat in celebration of World Earth Day.

Following several months of rehabilitation at Burj Al Arab and Madinat Jumeirah, the turtles were released by 100 children; many of the children were selected through a competition run on the DTRP Facebook page in the week before the release.

Note to Editor

About Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project:

Dubai’s only turtle rehabilitation project is a collaboration between The Wildlife Protection Office and Jumeirah’s Aquarium team, with essential veterinary support provided by Al Wasl Veterinary Clinic and laboratory work by the Central Veterinary Research Laboratory.
www.facebook.com/turtle.rehabilitation
www.jumeirah.com/turtles

 About Jumeirah Group:

Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts includes Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London; Jumeirah Essex House in New York; and Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah Living; the spa brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi Waterpark; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and Sirius, its global loyalty programme. 
www.jumeirah.com

For further information please contact:
Jumeirah Group Corporate Communications
Director of Corporate Communications 
PO Box 214159 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971-4-406-8505
Fax: +971-4-301-6655
E-mail: PR@jumeirah.com
Visit us at: www.jumeirah.com

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